The ’22 Executive has been pushing for a faster end to lockdown, and many Tory MPs agree. But they’re more likely to follow public opinion than lead it.
The political logic of the Prime Minister’s choice is solid enough. But we’re past the stage where his Sunday statement can simply be taken on trust.
Brady, Walker and Baker did their best to challenge the lockdown regulations, but Hancock preferred government by press conference.
As the Chancellor launched his Bounce Back Loan, no one was able to ruffle his self-possession, or even tried seriously to do so.
They included seven former Cabinet Ministers, the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee and the Chairman of the 1922 Executive Committee.
Blackman and Latham were elected Joint Secretaries. Further details as and when we have them.
Conservative backbenchers must choose today between two candidates who at first glance at least have much in common.
The Spartans played a major role in sinking May’s Brexit deal and floating Johnson’s. Baker has thus been a force to be reckoned with.
Our series continues with a look at another key region, which offers a decent clutch of targets to either Labour or the Conservatives on a good night.
And: Gigabit broadband will soon be “sprouting like vermicelli”, says Johnson. Plus: Mordaunt’s warnings and Hoey’s heroine’s welcome.
And some two in five back it. When asked about a time limit on the Northern Ireland backstop rather than abolition, support falls to roughly a third.
He, Raab and Gove are in the same order as last month – first, second and third. No other candidate reaches double figures.
There are no fewer than 11 candidates declared as we write, and at least eight others who might join the fray.
The Farnham Herald reports that the Foreign Secretary “announced his candidature to a packed audience at his ‘political update’ talk at the festival at 11am
Brandon Lewis has ruled himself out. The new Prime Minister should be chosen by the end of July.